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Jul
2015

TAMARA ASHFORD KEEPS COOL WHILE ADJUDICATING TAX DISPUTES FROM THE BENCH
A 15-year veteran of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and a member of AJLI’s Governance Committee from 2011 to 2013, Tamara Ashford has made a career in the tricky trade of tax law. She’s stacked up degrees from Duke, Vanderbilt, and the University of Miami School of Law, positions at prestigious law firms as well as at the Internal Revenue Service, a clerkship on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and a stint as Acting Assistant Attorney General in …

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Apr
2015

Find out what Junior League leaders experienced at the AJLI 93nd Annual Conference through their personal updates on social media.

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Mar
2015

The following guest post was authored by Brittany Kutz, Junior League of Ogden.
My first realization that there were other cultures than my own was when I was 9 or 10 years old. I was in the locker room at the indoor pool on Hill Air Force Base when an elderly woman stripped completely naked in front of me. I was changing in the locker room as well, but using my towel to keep covered as my mother had taught me. Bewildered I rushed to dress and asked my mother why …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …